I finished my Jana vest and it turned out just how I wanted it, long and slightly loose. It is perfect for the smart/casual dress code at work and could even be dressed down further with jeans. My photos are dreadful and don't do it justice. Today was wet and gloomy, so outdoor photographs weren't possible.
The yarn is Rowan Wool Cotton in navy blue. The first photo makes it look like 2 shades of blue, but it really is just one shade. It was a lovely yarn to knit with and well worth the extra expense.
I'm really pleased that I knitted the cable pattern on the back as well. It is a very interesting detail. I'm already planning to knit more of these. This one took only about 6 weeks which included Christmas festivities and a few days spent on sorting out computer problems.
I recommend the pattern.
It was well written and had absolutely no errors. All that was required was total concentration especially when knitting the cables which consisted of a 32 row repeat.
The link to the pattern is on Ravelry but the only way to obtain it is to buy a book. However, there are many other lovely patterns in the book which I know I will eventually knit. I will definitely knit another Jana vest. I work in a warm but draughty building and this is perfect over a blouse.